protecting children

protecting children

Wilton Park launches the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative

On 11 April 2013, UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague launched the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence, alongside Special Representative of the Secretary General on…

Building consensus on human rights in a rapidly changing world

We began 2017 with a forward looking discussion in the latest of our annual series of human rights roundtables. This year’s topic was The future of human rights in a multi-polar world: exploring opportunities for further engagement, recognising the continued diffusion of power and influence on a global scale.

People on the back of a vehicle driving away from a soldier who is watching

Protecting children from violence: safeguarding children’s rights through better prevention and response

By the end of this year, we will have had the pleasure of meeting a number of participants who are focused on understanding and tackling the issues and challenges faced by children globally.

Painting of Palestinian children wounded by an Israeli rocket strike

Protecting our human rights

Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of two international human rights treaties: the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the…

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World Day against Child Labour

Wilton Park reflects upon the international problem of Child Labour and efforts to combat it going forward. In the modern world it is estimated by…

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Protecting children affected by armed conflict

Despite considerable progress, significant challenges remain to ensure children affected by armed conflict are protected. By examining the changing nature of conflict and exploring innovative…

UNICEF – Universal Children’s Day November 20

Universal Children’s Day takes place each year to promote the welfare of the world’s children. ‘The neglected agenda: protecting children without adequate parental care’ is…